Eric Wright has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers for a conditional pick in the 2014 draft. The trade was announced on Friday by officials from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The announcement comes a week after Wright was arrested in Los Angeles for a misdemeanor charge. The district attorneys office for L.A. has filed nothing at this time and there is not any more information available right now.
This move to the 49ers will be the fourth team in four years for Wright. Wright had clearly been hoping to stay with the Buccaneers for the time of his original contract. Wright first signed with the Buccaneers after a successful season with the Detroit Lions. They originally agreed to a five year $35 million dollar contract, but Wright only started in a few games this season and recorded 39 tackles. Wright then accepted major changes to his contract by taking a pay cut for next season and agreeing to let go of the three seasons after that one. Sadly he was also suspended for taking adderall which he says was for health reasons
The 49ers appear to be happy with the trade. Wright will join their roster of veteran cornerbacks that include Carlos Rodgers and Terrell Brown. They hope that Wright will be able to contribute to their efforts to win a title this year.